The Guardian – ‘Deafness – it’s part of who you are’: one man’s journey to inspire

Guardian

Hi all! I'm very pleased to be featured in the Guardian both in their physical paper and online about my memorable travel experiences over the years, how I started my travel blogging business and the tech that helps me - particularly on microsoft accessibility packages including: Subtitles on microsoft powerpoint presentations Subtitles on Skype Subtitles …

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National Association of Deafened People Conference 2019 – Travel, Leisure and the arts

Good day and happy weekend to you! Last weekend, I was very kindly invited by the NADP (National Association of Deafened People) to come to their annual conference in London to listen to speakers on about travel, leisure and the arts for people with deafness and hearing loss. Also, I was invited to give a …

I’m struggling…

I'm just a boring old fart with nothing interesting to say. That thought reverberated through my head as I sat sipping my pint of beer, smiling weakly, at the hubbub of conversations washed over me. Only snatching every third word of every sentence, I tried in vain to adjust my hearing aid to get further …

Deaf and getting a haircut

*snip snip snip* I caught myself in the mirror, bewildered, trying not to cringe at the sound that reverberated into my hearing aid. Feeling locks of my hair fall gently across my face, I looked up again in the mirror, this time directly at the barber who expertly snipped his way through my full raggedy …

Introducing AccessAble

AccessAble

Don't you just hate it when you go out with a friend or family member to a place, whether a restaurant, shop or theatre, only to find the venue isn't accessible for your needs? In my case, it's all about ensuring I can hear clearly and effectively what ever I do at a venue and …

Workplace Assessments: Supporting you and your hearing loss at work

Workplace Assessment

Hey. I bet you can't wait to go on your next holiday to get away from work, right? It's a chance to unwind and relax from your daily work and what's more, from concentrating and reminding people about your deafness. With all the stress, tiredness and long hours in total concentration, sometimes you don't feel …

Can you lip read Spiderman?

Subtitled screenings

Sitting down with a bag of popcorn to watch the latest Spiderman instalment at your local cinema, you may leave few minutes into the film. It’s hard to lipread Spiderman. And meanwhile you’re deaf. How will be discern what the web producing superhero is saying? You’re throwing the popcorn at the screen in boredom and …

10 simple tips on communicating with Deaf travellers

After travelling around the world in the last seven years as a deaf traveller, I've become aware that the top issue faced by deaf travellers is simple communication. Seriously. In every travel company, every transport route, tourism boards and even fellow travellers, simple communication tips for those talking with people with deafness and hearing loss …

Are UK trains deaf friendly? 

Trains

'Dammit!'  I swore loudly as yet another train that I was on heading into London changed destination, this time heading to Kings Cross instead of Moorgate in East London. I suppose I knew something was up as the tannoy crackled with a non-descript voice making an announcement as we arrived in one of the stops, …